Date/time: 13/1/2018, 15:00 (UK), 10:00 ET, 07:00 PT (USA)
Venue: Vicarage Road, Watford, UK
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Streaming: None (UK), NBC Sports Gold (USA)
Radio: BBC Radio Solent (UK)
Despite poor slumps in form for Southampton and Watford of late, Mauricio Pellegrino and Marco Silva’s teams both advanced through to the fourth round of the FA Cup with wins over Championship opposition last week.
Anything but a positive result for either team today will be seen as a big dent to the start of 2018.
Southampton could welcome back defenders Wesley Hoedt, Cedric Soares and Jeremy Pied after they returned to training from injury, though striker Charlie Austin remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Watford could welcome back captain Troy Deeney to the first team upon him finishing his four-game ban. But Silva will not be able to pick any of Younes Kaboul, Craig Cathcart, Isaac Success, Miguel Britos, Kiko Femenia, Will Hughes, or Nathaniel Chalobah.
Stats Zone (via BBC Sport):
- Watford’s only win in the past eight top-flight home matches against Southampton came in December 1999.
- There have been 34 goals scored in the last eight meetings between these sides at Vicarage Road in all competitions: 19 for Watford, 15 for Southampton.
- Watford have lost six of their last seven Premier League games.
- The Hornets have dropped 16 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season, more than any other side.
- They are the only team in the Premier League to have won more games away than at home this season.
- Watford have had 14 different Premier League goalscorers this season, a joint-league high with Arsenal and Chelsea. The club Premier League record for a single campaign is 15 in 1999-2000 and 2016-17.
- Abdoulaye Doucoure has scored in both of his Premier League games against Southampton, including his first goal in the competition in March 2017.
- Saints could remain winless in 10 consecutive Premier League fixtures for the first time since November 2004 to January 2005.
- Southampton’s only Premier League away win this season came in September against Crystal Palace (D4, L5).
- Mauricio Pellegrino played for Liverpool in a 1-0 win at Watford in the League Cup semi-final second leg on 25 January 2005.
- Shane Long scored his first goal in 35 matches last time out against Crystal Palace.
- Nathan Redmond has scored four goals in his five Premier League games against Watford. He has scored more against the Hornets than he has any other opponent in the competition.
Bet 365: Watford: 13/8 - Draw: 12/5 - Southampton: 15/8
Bet Victor: Watford: 8/5 - Draw: 12/5 - Southampton: 19/10
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